I am slowly getting over my loss of mojo. For several weeks now I have had a hard time crafting anything, unless it was something required by one of the DT's I am on. That usually happens to me about twice a year, but this little bout of mojo madness lasted longer than usual and seemed to go a little deeper than normal. But alas, I whipped up a card that wasn't required and I used my stash to do so! And I do like how it turned out...all shabby chic!
First, I want to say how much I simply adore this little three dimensional chandelier sticker by K&Co.! Not only is it super cute, but it lights up as well! How cute is that! I tried to take a closeup photo of the little lamps lighting up and it shows up a little in the photo. I have had this bad little bugger in my stash for a couple of years now, and when I did pick it up, it was in a clearance bin for 50 cents. Even cooler!
The cardstock is Bazzill Bling, the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye & Making Memories, vintage looking ribbon is from Dollar Tree, satin ribbon was leftover from a candy package (!), and the button is a vintage one from my stash. I used some vintage dress pattern from Gauche Alchemy for the ruffle, which I spritzed with a little Glimmer Mist. I also distressed & inked my papers with coffee colored StampCraft ink. The sentiment is part of a set by Sweet & Sassy Stamps that my dear friend Leah sent to me when I won her blog candy a few months ago. It was just perfect for this card! Check out her blog if you get a chance because Leah is full of inspiration to get you crafting!
I am also entering my card into a few challenges!
SPCC - Color Combo
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Distressing
Stamp Something - Distressed
Hand Full of Stamps - Remove the Dust (something old)
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Power of 3 (3 papers)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Tearing
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Spring
Ooh La La Creations - Button, Bow, & Bling
Now, on to some totally non-craft related stuff! Let me start by saying that the weather here in Oklahoma is craaaazzzyyy! It is often joked about here that we have two seasons...hot and cold! A great example of that is what happened over the weekend. As you can see in the photo, this was what we woke up to Saturday morning on the first day of spring. Yep, a bit of a blizzard in spring. What makes this a little more odd was the fact that it was in the 70's on Friday, the day prior to the snow storm, and on Sunday was back up into the 60's. Right now, it is 72 degrees here in our great state! Needless to say our fur baby was delighted to get one last romp in the snow in before he works on his tan through the end of the summer! Our son however was not as happy as it ruined his movie plans with his little girlfriend! I was just happy that it wasn't as bad as they had forecast. Originally they said full scale blizzard with 14 inches of snow and 50 mph winds. Well, we got the winds, but thankfully we only ended up with about 6 inches and 2-3 foot drifts. What made me giggle to myself was that we have beautiful green grass springing up all over and poking up through the snow! But what aggravated me was that one of our fruit trees had started blooming a few days prior to the snow...now I am afraid she is done for the rest of the year without bearing any fruit. Poor thing...happened to her last year too!
Well, I'm working on a few more projects to share this week...one an altered item and one a card for the Prairie Fairy DT. So check back soon and until then...Happy Scrappin' and Hugs to All!
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